How Should Chelsea Boots Fit Your Calf?

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  1. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    How should chelsea boots fit your calf? Is it odd to have good space on either side of your calf as the shoes are meant to fit a wide variety of calf widths?
     


  2. dresstokill

    dresstokill Well-Known Member

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    wondering about that as well...
     


  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Chelsea boots shouldn't fit your calf at all.

    The calf is just below the knee. Any boot that reaches that high is not a chelsea.

    The chelsea is an ankle boot. It should fit relatively snugly all through the instep and just to the "break" of the ankle...above which it doesn't really matter.
     


  4. Sam H

    Sam H Senior member

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    I was worried about the same thing when I got my first pair of chelsea boots and realized the opening didn't conform to my leg and was pretty much just wide open. I just rolled with it after some googling and I never really noticed since. The fit in the actual foot part was always fine. I think that's how they just are supposed to be.

    Or I've been wearing severely misfitted chelsea boots for years
     


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